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Chaya - peace

  • Fibre:
    Wool

    Wool

    Traditionally, the long hair of the yak is used to make fly whisks, ropes and rustic cloth. Yak wool is distinctive and enduring, but it can feel a touch rough! Merino adds softness. Chaya shawls are approximately 20% Yak and 80% merino wool. The yak wool is undyed, carefully selected for tone and texture.

  • Origin:
    Himachal Pradesh

    Himachal Pradesh

    Chaya shawls are the creation of a family business in Himachal Pradesh, the north Indian state crossed by numerous mountain ranges. Women spin the yarn at home and men weave the shawls on foot-powered looms, at least 100 years old, in a small weaving shed.

    Home to the Dalai Lama, who lives in the Tibetan exile community of Dharamsala, Himachali culture embodies Buddhism and Hinduism, whose shrines and temples nestle in valleys and perch on outcrops. This mountain landscape and culture inspire both the fabric and motifs that make each Chaya shawl unique.

    The SilkChassis map of India Chaya Scarves come from Himachal Pradesh.
  • Weave:
    Plain

    This precise plain weave reveals the weavers' experience and skill.

  • Care:
    Hand wash
    Hand wash at 30°C. Dry flat. Do not dry clean.
  • Dimensions: 100 x 210 cm

  • Availability:In stock
£120.00

Different shades and textures of undyed Yak and merino wool are selected to create this calming medley of beige, grey, cream and white. Each shawl features traditional designs from Himachal Pradesh in the vermillion border and colourful end panels. The colour medley of each shawl will vary, as with all handwoven textiles.

Wool

Wool

Traditionally, the long hair of the yak is used to make fly whisks, ropes and rustic cloth. Yak wool is distinctive and enduring, but it can feel a touch rough! Merino adds softness. Chaya shawls are approximately 20% Yak and 80% merino wool. The yak wool is undyed, carefully selected for tone and texture.

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh

Chaya shawls are the creation of a family business in Himachal Pradesh, the north Indian state crossed by numerous mountain ranges. Women spin the yarn at home and men weave the shawls on foot-powered looms, at least 100 years old, in a small weaving shed.

Home to the Dalai Lama, who lives in the Tibetan exile community of Dharamsala, Himachali culture embodies Buddhism and Hinduism, whose shrines and temples nestle in valleys and perch on outcrops. This mountain landscape and culture inspire both the fabric and motifs that make each Chaya shawl unique.

The SilkChassis map of India Chaya Scarves come from Himachal Pradesh.
Plain

This precise plain weave reveals the weavers' experience and skill.

Hand wash
Hand wash at 30°C. Dry flat. Do not dry clean.
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